Freddy’s Ready rooter and sewer services opened its doors in 1948. Many things have changed since the company first went into business, but owner Reggie Crawford knows that unlike the pipes he works in and around, it only gets better with time. Headquartered in Minnesota, the Freddy’s Ready team has gained years of insight into the plumbing and drain cleaning needs of the region. While the company specializes in rooting, drain clearing and cross bore inspection services, Freddy’s Ready stands out in the industry by adding consulting services. Leveraging almost a lifetime of knowledge, Reggie’s team has found the offering unexpectedly rewarding.
Topics: Customer Spotlight
Check out our newer Jetter 101 blogs on maintenance and nozzles.
Jetters are an essential sewer and drain cleaning tool built to blast through soft obstructions like grease and sludge or melt through frozen lines. Each jetter consists of a motor, hose, pump and nozzle; and each attribute must be considered when purchasing a jetter. But none is more customizable than the jetter nozzle. Jetter nozzles are specialized to perform debris breaking and line clearing, and different designs all have individual advantages that impact price and use.
Being a plumber or drain cleaner means being mobile. From switching between cleaning, jetting or inspecting tasks to traveling from job site to job site, this profession depends on your mobility, so your equipment should support being on the go. You can’t do your job without your equipment, and you can’t use your equipment if you can’t get it out of your truck. Staying injury free also plays a large role in keeping you going, so portability considerations help you make obstacles easier on yourself and on your equipment.
Topics: Inspection System, Jetter, Problem-solving, Pro Tip, Cable Machine, Resources
The young people aging into the workforce are causing quite a stir. Commentators love to write off Generation Y, or millennials, (born approximately 1980 through the mid-1990s) and Generation Z (born roughly between 1996 and 2013) as unreliable and lazy. But while there are a few bad apples in any group, it’s not a label that should be applied to entire generations.
These traits can be found in people from every generation! Millennials' length of time at a job is no shorter than Gen X-ers when they were entering the workforce, according to a Pew Research study. The tendency to "job-hop" is not a problem with the people born during a certain decade: it’s an age-group flaw. But it is true that these up-and-coming generations are changing the workforce. For the trade industry, these changes can be jarring.
According to a Wall Street Journal study, applicants only spend about a minute reading through a job description before deciding if it’s a good fit. So, how can you write a description that captures the important points quickly and clearly? Consider the job description to be a first impression.
What’s the most dangerous part of working a cable machine? Building up torque.
Merriam-Webster defines torque as “a turning or twisting force.” In a cable machine, this force is generated when the reel spins and cable is fed into the pipe, but an obstruction stops the rotation of the cutting blade. When this happens, the tension known as torque builds rapidly.
June is National Safety Month! MyTana is committed to manufacturing strong, durable and safe tools that can power through tough sewer and drain cleaning work. Today, we bring you three easy habits plumbers and drain cleaners can use to create a safer work environment.
“Innovative” isn’t a word often used to describe the plumbing industry. It’s rooted in tradition: a generational profession with fathers teaching their sons everything they know before handing down the business. Doug Belcher, co-owner of Rocket Rooter Plumbing, came to the industry through this familiar route. His father started the Montgomery County, MD-based full-service plumbing company in 1968. Once Doug learned the ropes and became a licensed master plumber, he joined his father as a co-owner and now carries on the family business. With more than thirty years of experience today, Doug both respects the tradition within the trade and integrates innovation and technology into his work.
Topics: Customer Spotlight
Water jetting, sewer jetting, hydro-jetting and jetting—they all describe a process of washing out clogs, removing potential blockages or generally cleaning drains and sewer pipelines using a high-pressure spray of water. Many plumbers, drain cleaners and sewer cleaners use jetters because they are powerful and fast cleaning, thanks to a unique combination of water pressure and water flow. In many instances jetters are able to address plumbing challenges better than other pipe clearing products.